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SWHR goes to the next level with new Accountable Care Organization model

With the Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations (NGACOs) coming to an end on Dec. 31 this year, SWHR has worked diligently to find the best option for physicians and patients. Beginning January 2022, SWHR will participate in the latest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ACO model – Global Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC).  

Risk Adjustment gives physicians a safety net 

The physician’s time is split between desktop medicine (administration) and face-to-face medicine. More than two-thirds of desktop medicine is dedicated to clinical documentation.  

“I would wager that physicians got into the practice of medicine to spend more time with patients and less time with charts,” said Ren Mullinix, SWHR’s Risk Adjustment Vice President. “The Risk Adjustment team works to make clinical documentation easier and more understandable.”

SWHR forms team for AIDS Walk South Dallas

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council invites fellow employees to join an SWHR team for the 10th annual AIDS Walk South Dallas.  

Cost to join the walk is $25 (at the employee’s expense) by signing up at awsd2021.eventbrite.com. When clicking on “tickets,” scroll down to select “Team Southwestern Health Resources.” 

Employees share their Pride month stories 

When thinking about why she is proud to be part of the LGBTQ community, Rebecca Pope, Referral Coordinator, quoted Captain Holt from the TV series “Brooklyn 99”: “Every time someone steps up and says who they are, the world becomes a better, more interesting place.”  

Pride month in June celebrates the diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. We asked Rebecca and other SWHR employees to share why this month matters and ways to be a supportive ally.    

Play trivia game, have a chance to win prizes 

How much do you know about Juneteenth? The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council invites you to answer trivia questions about this topic for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards to Val’s Cheesecake in Dallas and Dough Boy Donuts in Fort Worth.

Answer the questions here

Compliance hotline updated

Do you need guidance from the Compliance team? They have a new phone number: 1-800-673-0108. You can always email the Compliance team at SWHRcompliance@southwesternhealth.org.


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Now that ages 16 and older are eligible in Texas, more of us are looking forward to getting our vaccines. If you’ve already gotten your shot, share your positive experiences so we can encourage others to get the vaccine.

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Today’s speaker, Winjie, was absolutely incredible! She displayed her vulnerability, her struggles as a child and also her successes as a leader at THR.

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We want to hear about the world of SWHR, where co-workers, providers, family, friends and people in our community come together to make a difference.

Forever grateful

I was with Texas Health Dallas for 19 years in the home health department. I was promoted to Rehab Manager in 2007. While in that role I also took on the responsibility …

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A love for the huddles

Olivia is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She joined my home this year right before the pandemic and is one year old.